Fit Food: The Benefits of Brown Rice

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Fit Food: The Benefits of Brown Rice

Why eat this super food? It’s high in fiber and can help you up your whole grain intake. Here, six delicious ways to eat it.

Attention hungry guys: It’s time to stop thinking of rice as that white stuff from the Chinese take-out restaurant that hangs around in the back of your fridge till you fling it. Yes, brown rice might just be the ideal fill-you-up food. And if you’re tempted to pass because you think it’s just empty calories, think again—there are plenty of reasons to pile it onto your plate. Brown rice is a good go-to grain, and here’s why:

  • It’s a great source of fiber and complex carbs to fuel the body with glucose.
  • It may help protect against heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
  • “It’s also an excellent source of magnesium, which works with calcium to build bones and teeth and to help the muscles contract,” says Elisa Zied, R.D., a registered dietician in New York City

Sold? We thought so. Here are five ways to dish it up.

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